In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Edinburgh has great cultural assets, the Festival, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Portrait Gallery and the copyright library.
- Significantly, I could not find it in any university in my region, so I travelled to the nearest copyright library (in Oxford).
- The National Library of Scotland, a copyright library which received editions of all my books, also refused to say anything.
- But till very recently, the major copyright libraries of the world have had a policy of throwing away book jackets.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.